Closed reduction of humeral condylar fracture and elbow luxation in a dogJournal: REVISTA MVZ CÓRDOBA (Vol.20, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Authors : Sebastian Cardona R; Luis-Carlos Muñoz R; Raul-Fernando Silva M;
Page : 4815-4821
Keywords : Dog; fixation; orthopedics;
Fractures of the distal humerus that involving the condyles often requires extensive surgical approach for treatment, leading to a prolonged recovery time. In a West Highland White Terrier dog two years old, with a fracture of the lateral humeral condyle portion and elbow luxation, was performed a closed technique for luxation reduction, fracture reduction was performed by digital pressure and percutaneous osteosynthesis by introduction of a Kirschner wire of 2 mm diameter, accompanied by Robert-Jones bandage modified for 6 weeks. Limb function was recovered in the immediate postoperative, the wire was removed six weeks after, non-was observed postoperative complications, and full functional recovery of the limb was clinically evident. This suggests that this technique could be an option in cases of condylar fractures in small-sized dogs.
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